Category Archives: Sensitivity & feedbacks

Climate sensitivity: lopping off the fat tail

by Judith Curry

Interest is running high this week on the topic of climate sensitivity.

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Implications of lower aerosol forcing for climate sensitivity

by Nic Lewis

A new paper on aerosol radiative forcing has important implications for estimates of climate sensitivity.

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The albedo of Earth

by Judith Curry

An important new paper finds that the albedo of Earth is highly regulated, mostly by clouds, with some surprising consequences.

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Lessons from the ‘Irreducibly Simple’ kerfuffle

by Rud Istvan

UPDATE:  Response from Christopher Monckton

The Monckton, Soon, Legates, and Briggs paper “Why models run hot, results from an irreducibly simple climate model” appeared in the January 2015 Science Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Hereinafter MSLB.

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On determination of tropical feedbacks

by Greg Goodman

Satellite data for the period surrounding the Mt Pinatubo eruption in 1991 provide a means of estimating the scale of the volcanic forcing in the tropics. A simple relaxation model is used to examine how temporal evolution of the climate response will differ from the that of the radiative forcing.

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Back from the twitter twilight zone: Responses to my WSJ op-ed

by Judith Curry

I’ve just returned from China, the first thing I did in the U.S. airport on my layover back to Atlanta was to check twitter.

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My WSJ op-ed: Global warming statistical meltdown

by Judith Curry

I was invited to submit an op-ed regarding the recent Lewis/Curry paper on climate sensitivity.  Continue reading